Jayne Augoye

Jayne Augoye is an assistant editor and covers the entertainment and lifestyle beat for PREMIUM TIMES. She has a master's degree in Media and Communication from the Pan Atlantic University. Twitter@jaynejones

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Flood sacks veteran actor Pa James from Lagos home. [PHOTO CREDIT: Adekunle Afod]

Flood sacks veteran actor Pa James from Lagos home

Veteran Actor, Ajirebi Kayode Olasehinde, popularly known as Pa James in ‘Papa Ajasco’, had his house in Agbado Oke-Odo area of Lagos flooded on Wednesday. His younger colleague, Kunle Afod, posted a picture of Pa James’ house on Instagram along with the message, “Let’s come together to support Pa James.…

Lamina Hamzat Ajibola and Adewale Adedamola Rukayat

EFCC arraigns popular social media influencer for alleged fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arraigned a popular Nigerian social media influencer, Adedamola Rukayat (a.k.a Adeherself), before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offence Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, on a one-count charge of possession of fraudulent documents. The commission said it arrested Adeherself, 20, following information…

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BBNaija 2020 to hold with pre-quarantined housemates, limited ninjas, other changes

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted major events, award ceremonies, and reality tv shows like Big Brother. It is also forcing many Big Brother franchises around the world, including Big Brother Naija, to rethink their format as it bites harder. This is why Multichoice Nigeria, organisers of Big Brother Naija, held…

Anuoluwapo Adepoju, a popular Lagos cosmetic surgeon arriving her trial in Lagos on Friday [PHOTO CREDIT: FCCPC]

Lagos plastic surgeon arraigned over client’s death

A popular Lagos plastic surgeon, Anuoluwapo Adepoju, was on Friday arraigned before a Federal High Court in Lagos for alleged evasion from an investigation into a failed plastic surgery. Ms Adepoju was charged for alleged failure to comply with FCCPC’s requirements to appear and provide information relevant to an ongoing…

Genevieve Nnaji and Akin Omotoso join Oscar's voting panel photo by dnb stories

Genevieve Nnaji, Akin Omotoso get Oscar voting rights

Nollywood star, Genevieve Nnaji, and Nigerian filmmaker, Akin Omotoso, have been named members of the 2020 Oscar Academy. In a statement released on Tuesday, The Academy said it invited a total number of 819 artistes and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Following the…

Nigerian singer and superstar, Wizkid Dayo. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram page of Wizkid]

Wizkid announces release date for new album

Nigerian music star, Ayo Balogun aka Wizkid, has announced that his new ‘Made In Lagos” album will drop on July 16. The singer announced this in an encrypted message on his Instastories. ‘Made in Lagos’ will be Wizkid’s fourth album. His previous albums are after ‘Sounds from the Other Side’…

Nollywood actress, Ifey Onwuemene

Nollywood actress, Ifey Onwuemene, seeks financial support for cancer treatment

A veteran Nollywood actress, Ifey Onwuemene, is currently down with endometrial cancer and needs financial support to continue undergoing chemotherapy. The soft-spoken actress began her acting career as the wife of late veteran actor, Sam Loco Efe, in the 1990s popular TV drama series 'Everyday People’. The once chubby actress…

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BBNaija 2020: Organisers announce Season 5 premiere date

MultiChoice Nigeria, organisers of Big Brother Nigeria, have announced that the fifth season of the show will premiere on July 19, 2020. The organisers revealed this in a statement issued in Lagos on Monday. This announcement follows the conclusion of the online auditions in May which recorded over 30,000 entries…

Burna Boy wins 2020 BET Award for Best International Act. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter account of Burna Boy]

Burna Boy wins 2020 BET Award for Best International Act

Nigerian music star, Burna Boy, has won the 2020 BET Award for Best International Act. The 2020 BET Awards was held virtually at L.A. Live, Los Angeles, U.S. in the early hours of Monday. American comedian, Amanda Seales, hosted the awards. It was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic,…

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Segun Adeniyi withdraws book on ‘Sex for Grade’

Segun Adeniyi, a former spokesman to late President Umaru Yar’Adua, has announced the withdrawal of copies of his recently published book titled, ‘NAKED ABUSE: Sex for Grades in African Universities,' following a claim that he reprinted a part of a public statement without the consent of its signatories. In the…

Nigerian singer, Olalekan Fadeyi, popularly known as Azadus.

INTERVIEW: How I survived COVID-19 – Nigerian singer, Azadus

Nigerian singer, Olalekan Fadeyi, popularly known as Azadus, who is well known for hit songs, such as ‘Madam’, ‘Sodiyen’ and ‘U is the one’ recently recovered from COVID-19. In this exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES, the former member of the Hip hop group, Def O Clan, reveals how he became…

Zack Orji and Ann Njemanze in a scene from the 1996 Nollywood classic, Domitila

Sequel of 1996 Nollywood classic, Domitilla, ‘in the works’

The sequel of the 1996 Nollywood classic, ‘Domitilla’, is in the works. 24 years after its original release, three Nigerian film production companies, signed a partnership to produce the sequel on Friday in Lagos. The companies are FilmOne Entertainment, Zeb Ejiro Productions, and Omoni Oboli’s Dioni Vision. The producers said…

Nigerian entertainer, D'Banj . [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram page of D'Banj]

Alleged Rape: D’banj, police coerced me to withdraw my claim – Seyitan Babatayo

Seyitan Babatayo, the woman who accused  Nigerian singer, Oladapo Oyebanjo, popularly known as D’banj, of raping her, has recounted her ordeal while in police custody for two days. Ms Babatayo narrated how she was arrested on June 16, almost two weeks after going public with her story. This information was…

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Nollywood actress, Bose ‘Madam Tinubu’ Adewoyin, is dead

Bose Adewoyin, a veteran Nollywood actress famous for her role as Madam Tinubu in the 1989 classic ‘Efunroye Tinubu’, is dead. The thespian passed on Tuesday morning and was buried on the same day according to Islamic rites. Some members of the association of Nigeria Theatre Arts Practitioners (ANTP) broke…

Genevieve, Kate Henshaw, others feature in new #AfricaOnNetflix campaign

Netflix on Tuesday showed off its principal players in its streaming and commissioned originals in a new video campaign tagged #AfricaOnNetflix. The trending video features key Nollywood players, Genevieve Nnaji, Kunle Afolayan, Akin Omotoso, Mo Abudu, and Kate Henshaw alongside South Africa's Pearl Thusi and Gaopie Kabie. Others are Kagiso…

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Nollywood actor, Hanks Anuku, debunks death rumour

A Nollywood actor, Hanks Anuku, has refuted the second death rumour being peddled in one month. The actor had shared a similar video on his Facebook page on June 6 after rumours of his death became rife on social media. The development comes days after Nollywood actor, Olu Jacobs, was…

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Alleged Rape: I’m innocent until proven guilty –D’banj

Nigerian musician, Oladapo Oyebanjo, better known as D’banj, has said he is innocent of the rape allegation leveled against him until proven guilty. The 40-year-old singer said this on Monday when he shared a video of himself dancing on Instagram with a caption, “Innocent until proven guilty, Stop social media…

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Dubai to prosecute Hushpuppi for multiple frauds

Hushpuppi, a Nigerian Instagram celebrity, is set to be prosecuted for multiple frauds in Dubai, UAE’s newspaper, The National, reported Wednesday. The newspaper said prosecutors have charged the 38-year-old, whose real name is Ramoni Abbas, with “obtaining money from others through fraudulent means.” They also revealed that he was referred…

Dan Foster

Dan Foster, popular radio personality, is dead

Dan Foster, a popular broadcaster, and host of The Morning Show on Classic FM, Lagos, is dead. His colleague confirmed the news of his death to PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday. Foster was said to have been ill. He worked with numerous radio stations including Cathy Hughes Radio One, Mix 106.5…

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Burna Boy, Rema, Drake, Others Nominated For 2020 BET Awards

BET has announced the nominees for The BET Awards 2020 with Canadian rapper Drake leading the pack with six nominations. Representing Nigeria on the nominees’ list this year are superstars Burna Boy and Rema who were nominated for the Best International Act and Viewers’ Choice Best New International Act respectively.…

An Oscar statue is pictured at the press preview for the 91st Academy Awards Governors Ball, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. The 91st Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24. at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Coronavirus: 2021 Oscars, Bafta awards postponed

The 2021 Oscars ceremony has been pushed back by two months due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Academy Awards, which was scheduled to hold on February 28, 2021, will now hold on April 25, 2021. "This is a much-needed boost for those films who may have been stalled in post-production,"…

FG suspends airline for flying Naira Marley to Abuja for concert

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, says Executive Jets Services Ltd, the flight company that conveyed musician Naira Marley and ex-BB Naija housemate, Kim Oprah, to Abuja for a concert, has been suspended indefinitely. Mr Sirika said this at the daily briefing on the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, on…

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Jabi Lake Mall sealed for hosting Naira Marley concert

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has sealed Jabi Lake Mall for violating the ban on public gatherings. Bashir Ahmad, the Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, revealed this on Twitter on Sunday. The Federal Capital Territory Administration also announced its decision to lock up the mall…

PHOTOS: Comedian MC Tagwaye weds presidential aide’s daughter

Nigerian comedian, Obinna Simon, popularly known as MC Tagwaye, who is known for mimicking President Muhammadu Buhari, wedded his sweetheart, Hauwa Uwais, on Saturday. The bride is the daughter of a special adviser to Presidential Muhammadu Buhari on social investments, Maryam Uwais. Taking to his Instagram account after the wedding…

Nigerian musician, Naira Marley. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram page of Naira Marley]

Amidst COVID-19, Naira Marley holds Abuja concert

Controversial Nigerian singer, Naira Marley, on Saturday, performed at a concert in Abuja despite the interstate travel ban and social distancing rules aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19. An ex-Big Brother Naija housemate, Kim Oprah, was the event anchor. The concert was put together by Play Network Africa, Traffic…